Just a while back, Razer teased fans with two upcoming laptop models under its Blade-series machines for CES 2024. Razer wasn’t too keen on sharing specific hardware details back then (other than the display specs), although things have now changed with the official launch of the 2024 series Blade laptops. The new models include the Razer Blade 16, 14, as well as the 18 which is set to launch at a later date.
Razer Blade 16
As you can probably tell from the name itself, the Razer Blade 16 features a 16-inch OLED display that comes with a 240Hz refresh rate, alongside QHD+ (2560×1600) resolution, 0.2ms response time, and DCI-P3 100% color gamut, as well as VESA ClearMR 11000 and DisplayHDR True Black 500 certifications. Interestingly enough, there’s a feature that lets users switch instantly between UDH+ 120Hz and FHD+ 240Hz, making it ideal for both work and play.
Inside, the laptop is powered by Intel’s Core i9-14900HX, and features support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics, alongside NVIDIA’s AI-powered DLSS 3. The Blade 16 also packs and advanced cooling system with vapor chamber technology for sustained performance even with intense gaming sessions.
Razer Blade 14
For users after a slightly more portable solution, Razer also offers the somewhat compact Blade 14, which measures at just 0.71-inches thin and 4.05 lbs, making it an ideal companion for folks who find themselves on the move very often. The laptop packs a 14-inch display complete with features such as 16:10 aspect ratio, a QHD+ resolution, and a rather smooth 240Hz refresh rate, and features upgradable DDR5 memory, USB4, and even Wi-Fi 7 support.
The Razer Blade 16 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS processor, which works in tandem with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop Graphics for unhindered performance. Razer states that the Blade 14’s battery can keep going for up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge.
Razer Blade 18
With all that being said, Razer still has one more high-powered ace up its sleeve. While it has yet to be launched later this year, the company did give a few details about the Razer Blade 18, which is poised to be the highest-end Razer Blade-series machine yet.
The Blade 18 will pack an 18-inch 4K resolution display with a 165Hz refresh rate, and support for features such as Thunderbolt5 connectivity, which allows users to connect multiple high resolution gaming displays, high speed storage, and all-in-one docks through Bandwidth Boost with up to 120 Gbps speeds. More details will be released in the future, although from the looks of it so far, the Blade 18 will be a very formidable machine.
Pricing and Availability
As for availability, the Razer Blade 16 will be available starting at £3099.99 / $2999.99 / €3499.99 and is currently available now from Razer’s official website, as well as participating stores and authorized retailers. Meanwhile, the Blade 14 will be available for pre-order starting on January 23, although pricing will be announced later on. Of course, the Blade 18 will arrive later in the year as mentioned earlier.